Office: Columbiana County Municipal Court
Residence: Lisbon, OH
Occupation: Assistant Prosecutor – Columbiana County
Education: Juris Doctorate- The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Bachelor’s Degree-Gannon University, Erie, PA
Work Experience: Staff Attorney, Columbiana County Court of Common Pleas, Probation Officer, Columbiana Court of Common Pleas, Columbiana Court of Common Pleas Magistrate, Adjunct Professor Kent State Salem Campus, Business Law
Family: Married with 3 children
Affiliations: Columbiana County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbiana County Township Association, Business Professional Women of Columbiana County, Columbiana County Farm Bureau
(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):
I served the citizens of Columbiana County as a Magistrate in 2018 in the Court of Common Pleas. I handled domestic relation cases where I have experience issuing domestic violence and civil stalking protection orders.
(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
I have served in nearly every aspect of Columbiana County’s criminal justice system as a staff attorney, probation officer, magistrate, and now an assistant prosecutor. This makes me uniquely qualified to be the next Municipal Court Judge. I have worked closely with our judges over the years conducting legal research and drafting legal writing with respect to many civil and criminal trials as a staff attorney. As a felony probation officer, I saw the effects of addiction first-hand. As a magistrate, I often protected women and children by issuing domestic violence and civil stalking protection orders. Currently, I prosecute criminal misdemeanor cases, which are the exact types of cases that I would be presiding over as the next municipal court judge.
(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I was born and raised in Columbiana County and am passionate about the future of our community. I want to ensure Columbiana County is a safe place to live and raise a family. I am committed to following the law and using the Constitution as my guide when giving criminals the sentences they deserve. My leadership qualities paired with my work ethic and values will allow me to make a monumental impact in Columbiana County.